Match ends, Gateshead 0, Braintree Town 1.
Gateshead 0-1 Braintree Town
Joe Ellul netted a second-half winner as Braintree registered their first victory of the National League season at Gateshead.
The home side threatened to take the lead after half an hour when Greg Olley got on the end of a fine move but fired just wide with an effort from the edge of the area.
But Braintree went in front after the break when Ellul headed in a free-kick at the far past.
Goalkeeper Ben Killip saved Steven Rigg's header with his legs as Braintree hung on to their lead to secure a vital victory.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 17ForbesBooked at 65mins
- 2MulebaBooked at 90mins
- 4EllulSubstituted forClarkat 68'minutes
- 30AmaluzorBooked at 13minsSubstituted forDella Verdeat 61'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 25GrantBooked at 26minsSubstituted forRoweat 80'minutes
- 14Della Verde
- Tom Reeves
Second Half ends, Gateshead 0, Braintree Town 1.
Jonathan Muleba (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.
Lyle Della Verde (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Daniel Rowe replaces Reece Grant.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Michael Clark replaces Joe Ellul.
Elliot Forbes (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Lyle Della Verde replaces Justin Amaluzor.
Goal! Gateshead 0, Braintree Town 1. Joe Ellul (Braintree Town).
Second Half begins Gateshead 0, Braintree Town 0.
First Half ends, Gateshead 0, Braintree Town 0.
Reece Grant (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.
Justin Amaluzor (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.